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Lifer
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Definitely interesting picture but I've never heard of him or his family. I wonder who the American officers in picture are/were??
 

simong

Lifer
Oct 13, 2015
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Briar by Barnes!
Well known & respected by previous generations…..all but forgotten about nowadays.

I’d be surprised if they’re his sons in the photo, USAF uniforms no?
More likely clients or visiting airmen from a nearby air base. Loads of airbase’s in east anglia, especially during the 40’s.
 
Jun 9, 2015
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Briar by Barnes!
Well known & respected by previous generations…..all but forgotten about nowadays.

I’d be surprised if they’re his sons in the photo, USAF uniforms no?
More likely clients or visiting airmen from a nearby air base. Loads of airbase’s in east anglia, especially during the 40’s.
Looks like Army Air Corps.
 
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Dec 10, 2013
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Briar by Barnes!
Well known & respected by previous generations…..all but forgotten about nowadays.

I’d be surprised if they’re his sons in the photo, USAF uniforms no?
More likely clients or visiting airmen from a nearby air base. Loads of airbase’s in east anglia, especially during the 40’s.
Allright, so you are familiair with the brand ?
According to St. Neots they were his sons.
 

simong

Lifer
Oct 13, 2015
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Allright, so you are familiair with the brand ?
Yes, quality pipes.
According to St. Neots they were his sons.
According to the British tabloids, Prince Harry can fly a helicopter……on his own! I don’t believe everything the newspapers say Orlando, neither should you! Lol

They could be his sons I suppose, if Mr. Barnes was an American & settled in St. Neots, late in life. I don’t know. Pretty sure he was British?
 
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Dec 10, 2013
2,445
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Nijmegen, the Netherlands
Briar by Barnes!
Well known & respected by previous generations…..all but forgotten about nowadays.

I’d be surprised if they’re his sons in the photo, USAF uniforms no?
More likely clients or visiting airmen from a nearby air base. Loads of airbase’s in east anglia, especially during the 40’s.
All right; so good quality pipes .
Can you compare them to a brand we are more familair with ?
I hope Jon chimes in.
Would much like to know more about this brand I never heard of.
Always nice to discover a "new" typical English pipe maker.
Like "Maurice" , by some compared to Dunhill with respect to quality. Bombed out during the blitz and disappeared into oblivion.
The picture somehow brings Invicta to my blurred mind..
 
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simong

Lifer
Oct 13, 2015
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All right; so good quality pipes .
Can you compare them to a brand we are more familair with ?
I hope Jon chimes in.
Would much like to know more about this brand I never heard of.
Always nice to discover a "new" typical English pipe maker.
Like "Maurice" , by some compared to Dunhill with respect to quality. Bombed out during the blitz and disappeared into oblivion.
The picture somehow brings Invicta to my blurred mind..
Traditional shapes & good briar…like most English pipes.
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